Charrettes + Workshops 

Community TOD Charrette on Affordable Housing,

False Creek South, Vancouver 

 Project Type 

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada , MetroVan's

Built City Speaker Series 

Role

Thought Leader, Charrette Planner/Facilitator

Role

Thought Leader, Charrette Planner/Facilitator

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, MetroVan's Built City Speaker Series       

Keynote Speaker: Bowen Ma,​ Parliamentary Secretary for Translink, Municipal Affairs + Housing

"The Nuts n Bolts  of Affordable Housing-Finance , Form + Tenure -A TOD Mini-Charrette" (click)

                                                     

Process included:

-Invitation by Graham McGarva, FRAIC, a member of a community task group for the City of Vancouver's  False Creek South Planning Project

-Demonstration charrette for unused land, bounded by Alder Crossing, Lamey's Mill Road, Laurel and 6th Avenue, by the rail tracks.

-Each table had a a non-profit housing proforma cruncher, using a stripped down proforma, and an urban designer to integrate the ideas + designs into the overall neighbouhood so as to be indistinguishable 

-Saturday afternoon event

-6-7 full tables of community members 

-Pin up presentations by community members with concept massing, floors, heights and density, entries, mixed uses and urban design moves for "sense of place"

-Click on title above for comments from participants 

Community/Professional Forum for Dialogue + Capacity Building on Curbside Management  

 Project Type 

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada , MetroVan's

Built City Speaker Series 

Role

Thought Leader

 Role

Thought Leader

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, MetroVan's +

City of North Vancouver's  

Built City Speaker Series       

 "The Best High Street Design-Future Proofing for Vibrancy + Technology"

                                               

Walkable, affordable and vibrant city building hard questions asked:

1. Urban ingredients for vibrant streetscapes?

2. Why are small businesses closing? Solutions?

3. What does small business + public spaces + climate change have to do with social resiliency?

4. How do we integrate micromobility, autonomous vehicles into vibrant high streets with outdoor      public living rooms? Curbside management? 

5. Who owns & stores personal data from sensor infrastructure, aka, smart cities, collected  from publicly owned streets? Rule of Law?

Workshops With Experts on  Affordable  Housing 

 Project Type 

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada , MetroVan's

Built City Speaker Series 

Role

Thought Leader

Role

Thought Leader

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, MetroVan's  Built City Speaker Series

 

Keynote Speaker: Gordon Price, Urbanist, SFU Centre for Dialogue

 

 "A Deeper Dive Into Affordable Housing-A Workshop With Experts"

                                               

Experts included:

-Graham McGarva, FRAIC, Founder, VIA Architecture

-Darren Kitchen, Cooperative Housing Federation of BC

-Robert Brown, Catalyst Community Developments Society

-Colleen Hardwick, PlaceSpeak, GEO Located Online Community Consultation 

-Danny Oleksiuk + Rachel Selinger, Abundant Housing Advocacy 

+ Post-Covid Recovery  +  Economic Equity  Climate Friendly Cities   Walkability + Vibrancy + Social Media vs Place Based Social Connectedness + Affordable Housing +  Equity Public Spaces + Social Resiliency + Micromobility + Curbside Management + Autonomous Vehicles + Data Collection + Privacy Smart Tech + Democracy + Public Capacity Building + Process + Happiness

© 2011 by Cityscape Design Inc.  

Gloria Venczel, MRAIC, Thought Leader, RAIC MetroVan's Built City Speaker Series

"The Best High Street Design-Future Proofing for Vibrancy + Technology"